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Energy and the military: Convergence of security, economic, and environmental decision-making

Samaras, Constantine; Nuttall, William J. and Bazilian, Morgan (2019). Energy and the military: Convergence of security, economic, and environmental decision-making. Energy Strategy Reviews, 26, article no. 100409.

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Energy considerations are core to the missions of armed forces worldwide. The interaction between military energy issues and non-military energy issues is not often explicitly treated in the literature or media, although issues around clean energy have increased awareness of this interaction. The military has also long taken a leadership role on research and development (R&D) and procurement of specific energy technologies. More recently, R&D leadership has moved to the energy efficiency of home-country installations, and the development of renewable energy projects for areas as diverse as mini-grids for installations, to alternative fuels for major weapons systems. In this paper we explore the evolving relationship between energy issues and defense planning, and show how these developments have implications for military tactics and strategy as well as for civilian energy policy.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 Elsevier
ISSN: 2211-467X
Keywords: Energy technology; Defense policy; Innovation; Military
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 67087
Depositing User: ORO Import
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2019 10:46
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2020 23:14
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